Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Description

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is actually a group of state and national park sites that honor the winter of 1805-1806, when Lewis, Clark, and the Corps of Discovery explored the Pacific coastline of present-day Washington and Oregon. The parks extend along a 40-mile section of coast, from Long Beach, Washington, south to Cannon Beach, Oregon, and include campsites such as Station Camp, with expansive ocean views; settlements such as Fort Clatsop, where the Corps of Discovery lived through the winter; the salt works, where members of the Corps toiled to obtain salt for the return trip; numerous scenic and historic trails; and a number of other related points of interest. What to See and Do: Two park facilities, Fort Clatsop and Cape Disappointment, offer extensive visitor center amenities at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Fort Clatsop boasts a reconstructed fort with costumed re-enactors; an interpretive center, which features an informative film and a gift shop; ranger-led programs; and trailheads for the 6.5-mile Fort to Sea Trail and the 1.5-mile Netul River Trail. The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Washington's Cape Disappointment State Park features hands-on activities and exhibits for children, several informational films, a mural timeline of the Lewis and Clark expedition, exhibits on local history, a gift shop, and an observation deck. Other park sites provide a variety of sights and activities, including breathtaking views of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean and headlands, bird watching, kayaking, hiking, and whale-watching (in season). Fort Clatsop opens daily except for Christmas Day. The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Cape Disappointment is open daily throughout the year, call 360-642-3078 for seasonal hours. Each park location keeps its own hours, so please consult the website for specific links to each facility.

Address

92343 Fort Clatsop Road
Astoria, OR 97103

Lat/Long

46.13793600, -123.87784500
Visit Website
(503) 861-2471

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